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Anesthesia Types With Low Mortality Rates And Complications

Orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists have teamed up to examine which types of anesthesia have the lowest mortality rate and fewest complications.  Anesthesia Technique Associated With a Higher Risk of Mortality or Complications Within 90 Days of Surgery for Geriatric Patients With Hip Fractures. The study was published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. After years of practice, it was more evident that ‘short’ exposure to anesthetics was having long-lasting effects.

Sunburns Can Be Reduced By Implementing Educational Interventions Among Engineers

Implementation of educational interventions among operating engineers (heavy equipment operators) in Michigan significantly increased the use of sunscreen and decreased the number of reported sunburns. The objectives were to determine changes in sunscreen use and sunburning among Operating Engineers randomized to four conditions in the Sun Solutions study: The study was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Insulin Ued For Type 2 Diabetes Is Safe And Effective

According to a study, researchers examine the rates of the hypoglycemia-related emergency department (ED) visits or hospital admissions associated with initiation of long-acting insulin analogs vs human NPH insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Patients with Type 2 diabetes who were treated with the newer generation of insulin analog drugs did not have substantially better outcomes than those treated with less costly human insulin. The study was published in the journal Journal of the American Medical Association.

Examining Differences In Post-Acute Care And Outcomes For Patients

A new study comparing the health outcomes of more than 300,000 Medicare patients who completed rehabilitation therapy after hospitalization for hip fractures found that more care may not translate to better long-term health. The study, conducted by researchers at Brown University's School of Public Health and published in PLOS Medicine, found that patients covered under Medicare's fee-for-service plan spent an average of 31 days in nursing homes following hip fracture hospitalization.